The Florida Project

Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee and her rebellious mother Halley over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget hotel managed by Bobby, whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates—including Jancey, a new arrival to the area who quickly becomes Moon’s best friend—fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they’ve been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter.

Starring:  Willem Dafoe, Brooklyn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera 

Runtime:  1 hr. 55 mins.

Rating:  TBR

Genre:  Drama


Saturday, November 11 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 14 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 16 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 18 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.


Pricing:  Adult $10.50, Senior $8.00


Bonnie & Clyde

Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, robbing cars and banks.

Starring:  Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman

Runtime:  1 hr. 52 mins.

Rating:  AA

Genre:  Action/Biography/Crime/Drama


Victoria & Abdul

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s  remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

Starring:  Judi Dench, Ali Kazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Tim Pigott-Smith, Olivia Williams

Runtime:  1 hr. 52 mins.

Rating:  PG

Genre:  Biography/Drama/History


Tuesday, November 21 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 22 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 23 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 30 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 1 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.


Pricing:  Adult $10.50, Senior $8.00


The Untouchables

Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.

Starring:  Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Charles Martin Smith, Andy Garcia, Robert De Niro

Runtime:  2 hrs.

Rating:  18A

Genre:  Crime/Drama/Thriller



Based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.

Starring:  Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Millicent Simmonds, Tom Noonan, Jaden Michael

Runtime:  2 hrs.

Rating:  PG

Genre:  Drama/Family/Mystery


Tuesday, December 5 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 7 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 8 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.


Pricing:  Adult $10.50, Senior $8.00



After contracting polio at the age of 28, Robin Cavendish is confined to a bed and given only months to live. With help from his wife Diana and her twin brothers, and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall, Cavendish emerges from the hospital ward and devotes the rest of his life to helping fellow patients and the disabled.

Starring:  Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville

Runtime:  1 hr. 58 mins.

Rating:  PG

Genre:  Biography/Drama/Romance


Tuesday, December 12 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 13 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 14 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 15 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.


Pricing:  Adult $10.50, Senior $8.00


Lady Bird

In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom, a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.

Starring:  Saorise Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracey Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothee Chalamet, Beanie Fenstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Lois Smith

Runtime:  1 hr. 33 mins.

Rating:  14A

Genre:  Comedy


Wednesday, December 27 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 28 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 29 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 30 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.


Pricing:  Adult $10.50, Senior $8.00


Call Me By Your Name

A sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman, a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian boy, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia  Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father, an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella, a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio’s sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart. One day, Oliver, a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

Starring:  Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel

Runtime:  2 hrs. 12 mins.

Rating:  18A

Genre:  Drama/Romance


Tuesday, January 2 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 4 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Friday, January 5 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.


Pricing:  Adult $10.50, Senior $8.00

The Empire Theatre is the home of the Quinte Film Alternative. 

QFA films run every second Wednesday. All screenings are at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Matinee’s are $9.00 and Evenings are $11.00, general admission. Student tickets are $5.50. Please visit www.quintefilmalternative.ca for more information and membership details.

Upcoming Films:

Wed. November 15 – 78/52

Wed. November 29 – Loving Vincent